Gala Tops the Charts & Other Harvest Trends to Watch for in 2018

Apples and Wax Backgrounder

If you walked out into an orchard, picked an apple from the tree and rubbed that apple on your shirt, you would notice that it shined − you´ve just polished the natural wax that an apple produces to protect its high-water content. Without wax, vegetables and fruits, like apples, would lose their vital crispness and … Continued

DPA Backgrounder

Activist groups have expressed concern about the fungicide diphenylamine (DPA), an important and widely used tool by the apple industry for post-harvest storage.

Chlorpyrifos Backgrounder

Several years ago, environmental groups petitioned EPA to revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos due to alleged impacts on drinking water and human health. The claims were largely based on a series of epidemiological studies that could not be substantiated or replicated, and were contradicted by actual monitoring data from sources such as the Washington State … Continued

Arctic® Apples Backgrounder

U.S. Apple Association (USApple) supports consumption of apples and apple products as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more apple nutrition information, visit:

Statement re: Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Statement by Jim Bair,President & CEOU.S. Apple AssociationRe: Farm Workforce Modernization ActNov. 21, 2019 “The U.S. Apple Association applauds Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and the House Judiciary Committee for advancing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This meaningful agriculture labor reform will greatly benefit the U.S. apple industry, which is why we joined more than 300 … Continued

Introduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

“The U.S. Apple Association applauds Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and others for the introduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act, meaningful agriculture labor reforms that will greatly benefit the U.S. apple industry, which relies heavily on foreign born labor. “The Farm Workforce Modernization Act will stabilize the current agricultural workforce by … Continued

USApple Unveils New Logo

Falls Church, Va. (Aug. 27, 2019)—The U.S. Apple Association today unveiled its new logo. The visual identity embodies USApple’s mission to be the unifying voice of the apple industry, while giving a fresh, appealing new look to the association. The new logo direction is inspired by the next generation of leaders in the apple industry … Continued

Gala Tops the Charts & Other Harvest Trends to Watch for in 2018

For the first time in 50 years, there’s a new apple variety predicted to be at the top of the harvest charts. Gala has overtaken Red Delicious as the leading variety by production volume forecast for the 2018 harvest season, marking the first time that any other apple has claimed the top spot in more … Continued